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  • 1 The Tooting conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Tooting
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Tooting registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Tooting - if so sets of lawyers will be on good working terms
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Tooting has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 No matter what any alternative on-line conveyancers say it could be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tooting since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tooting

We are soon to exchange buying a property in Tooting but as a result of damage from a small fire at the property I have managed to agree compensation from the current proprietors in the sum of £3k in the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of a side agreement but Santander are not allowing this. Why were they involved?

Any solicitor that is on the Santander conveyancing panel is required to inform Santander of any amendments to the purchase price. If you prohibit your lawyer to disclose the price change to Santander then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Santander and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Tooting.

I purchased a freehold property in Tooting but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Tooting and has limited impact for conveyancing in Tooting but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

About to place an offer on a leasehold property in Tooting. The property agents assure me that it is normal for flats in Tooting to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am obtaining a mortgage with Virgin. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 69 years to go.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 4/5/2021 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Tooting?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Tooting. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Tooting differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Tooting come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Tooting usually purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Tooting or who has acted in the same development.

I'm refinancing my current house to a buy to let loan with Lloyds TSB Bank and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on further house. The area we are talking about is Tooting. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and link together the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this site to ensure that the conveyancers are approved by both banks. Having checked that they are the conveyancer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you lawyer and specify your expectations and needs.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Tooting

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Tooting specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Kenwright & Lynch, 2 Mitcham Road, Tooting Broadway, London, SW17 0TF
  • Goodfellows Solicitors Limited, 12 Selkirk Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0ES
  • Suriya & Co, 1081 Garratt Lane, London, Tooting, SW17 0LN
  • Citywide Solicitors Limited, 89 Bickersteth Road, London, SW17 9SH
  • Makka Solicitors Ltd, 44 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Tooting regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Tooting but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Tooting regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Tooting practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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